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How to Find Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities
Make a difference in your community this summer by finding outdoor volunteer opportunities near you.
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How to Use Ecolabels for Sustainable Shopping
NEEF’s guide to using ecolabels when shopping for sustainable products in person or online.
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NEEF Conservation Grant Supports Biodiversity in the California Floristic Province
In April 2021, NEEF and Toyota Motor North America announced $220,000 in grant funding to support biodiversity conservation projects on public lands within the California Floristic Province...
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Seeking Sustainable Seafood: How to Make Smart Choices Using the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Guide
Is your favorite type of seafood being overfished? Learn how to make sustainable seafood choices using the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guides.
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Start a Community Garden to Grow Healthy Food and New Neighborhood Connections
Chicago’s Loomis Street Community Garden shows how community gardens increase access to healthy food and result in a more engaged community. Learn how to start a community garden of your own.
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Take a Hike with Your Kids on National Trails Day
National Trails Day is June 4, and provides the perfect opportunity to go hiking with your family and share your love of being outside. Bringing your kids hiking means experiencing the magic of the...
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Fee Free Days Provide Free Admission to National Parks and More
Several federal land management agencies announced fee-free days for 2022, including National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 24. A "fee-free day" is when forests, parks, refuges, and rangelands...
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Break the Cycle to Improve Children’s Environmental Health
Children who grow up with social and economic disadvantages are at greater risk for exposure to harmful environmental factors that lead to pediatric asthma and other adverse health and developmental...
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Celebrate Small Parks During National Park Week
Celebrate National Park Week 2022 by exploring lesser-known alternatives to some of the country’s most popular—and crowded—National Park Service sites.
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